Archive for September 10, 2009

Pre-order “Jimmy Plush, Teddy Bear Detective” by Garrett Cook

Posted in Bizarro Books on September 10, 2009 by carltonmellick

(Garrett Cook)

In the first issue of the Magazine of Bizarro Fiction, the bizarro reading community was introduced to the three-foot-tall teddy bear private dick named Jimmy Plush. It sounds cute, but it’s actually quite gritty, dark, and weird. Forthcoming from Eraserhead Press is an entire book about this character, called “Jimmy Plush, Teddy Bear Detective.”

Here’s a description:

“In a city ridden with prostitute furries, cannibal cops and warehouse-sized mob bosses, I’ve got my work cut out for me. My name is Jimmy Plush. I’m a private detective. I’m also a teddy bear. It all started when the original Jimmy Plush entered my life, offering to take my gambling debts away if I agreed to switch bodies with him. But I didn’t know that being a three-foot-high plush toy would be such a living hell, especially now that everyone in town wants a piece of me. All I’ve gotten out of this deal is a faithful Chinese chauffeur, a custom teddybear .45, and a girlfriend who won’t take off the fox suit she turns tricks in. Now I’ve got to keep this town clean and try to track down the real Jimmy Plush without losing my stuffing for good. Only one thing is for sure: Life is hard when you’re soft.

Jimmy Plush, Teddy Bear Detective is a high octane pulp satire. In the tradition of Sam Spade, The Shadow, Dick Tracy, Hellboy and Howard the Duck comes a new kind of hero, a hero that reminds us that the measure of a man is in his guts and his gun.”

It costs $10 (including shipping and handling). There is also a special limited edition. Those who purchase the limited edition, get the book, signed and numbered, and a special origin story. They will also be entered in a raffle to win a one-of-a-kind stuffed Jimmy Plush. This edition is limited to only 20 copies, so get it as soon as possible. It might sell out this week. The limited edition is $20 (including shipping and handling).

Pre-order a copy at Garrett’s site:

This is definitely a book worth getting.